After its first edition last December (which was inspired by the Hague Recommendations and was visited by 330 attendees from 22 countries), the Evidence for Policymakers conference invites policymakers, evaluators, academia, research managers, science advisers and knowledge brokers to continue the discussion on issues that influence our capacity to enhance the development and practical use of evidence for policymakers. The conference is organized back to back with the seminar 'Better Algorithms for Better Policy', where on November 30 we will explore how governmental institutions can better organize data driven policymaking including the use of Artificial Intelligence for the public good.
The momentum for evidence informed policymaking remains high around the globe; the COVID-19 pandemic has generated clear-cut illustrations of the importance of reliable and accessible data of multidisciplinary research to improve the robustness of policymaking. More and less related to those manifestations, actors from both the academic field and governmental bodies have started ambitious initiatives to structure and intensify the interaction between research and policy. In The Netherlands, to name one example, the interdepartmental operation ‘Insight into Quality’ has led to the adoption of Strategic Evaluation Agenda’s (an agenda for evaluating policy-effectiveness and -efficiency during the whole policy cycle) for all ministries.
On 1 and 2 December, the recently launched global network of STEPPS (Strengthening and Transferring Evidence for Policy and Politics Society) assembles and share inspiring initiatives on regional, local and international level. On the first day, we aim to position the (potential) role of research for policymakers. Overall, topics that we will address include:
Building Evidence for Effective Policy Interventions
Mobilizing evidence from research to policymaking
On the second day, we will explore how governmental institutions can be best organize to stimulate the uptake and application of relevance research, and become a learning government. Topics we will address include:
We are looking forward to welcoming you to The Hague for 2 inspiring and impactful days!
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Chair of The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU)read more
Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at University College Londonread more
Head of Unit, Knowledge for Policy, European Commissionread more
Former president of the American Evaluation Association & Professor in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington Universityread more
CEO Delivery Associatesread more
Former Head of the Prime Ministery's Delivery Unit (UK), Founder & Chairman Delivery Associatesread more
Knowledge Broker for Algorithms, Data & Democracy (ADD), Denmarkread more